Mercury's surface in "enhanced color," a color scheme created to emphasize color differences. This is not what Mercury would look like to the human eye, but by applying mathematical analysis to images, color differences can be accentuated beyond those visible to a person.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial under construction.
The workers had to endure conditions that varied from blazing hot to bitterly cold and windy. Each day they climbed 700 stairs to the top of the mountain to punch-in on the time clock. Then 3/8 inch thick steel cables lowered them over the front of the 500-foot face of the mountain in a "bosun chair." Despite the dangers, no one was killed during the project.
Otters in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska.
The sea otter population of Glacier Bay has increased dramatically in the past 20 years. Ecologists consider sea otters a keystone species here. Otters consume vast quantities of clams, urchins, crabs, and other invertebrates and their presence creates ripples through the ecosystem. NPS photo.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel to Wyoming tomorrow for a series of events to highlight the importance of education, including a roundtable discussion with local tribal leaders and two school visits. Throughout the trip, the Secretaries will engage with state and tribal representatives, education providers and tribal youth from the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes.
At 1 p.m., Secretary Duncan and Secretary Jewell will participate in a roundtable discussion on Indian education at the fourth annual Wyoming Native American Education Conference at Central Wyoming College in Riverton. State, tribal, and school officials will be on hand to discuss issues facing American Indian students on and near the Wind River Indian Reservation. Secretaries Duncan and Jewell will then participate in a press availability at 2 p.m.
Later, at 2:25 p.m., Jewell and Duncan will deliver remarks and participate in a youth basketball event at St. Stephens Indian School in nearby St. Stephens. They will visit with camp participants and bring attention to the importance and benefits of physical activity, as well as the value of education.
Afterward at 3:15 p.m., they will visit to the Arapahoe School in Arapahoe for the Honoring Our Children ceremony and cultural performance. The ceremony will recognize area students who have been nominated for their excellence in academics, leadership, knowledge of Native culture and good citizenship. The Secretaries will listen and watch as Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribal members explain and demonstrate their culture through oral histories, songs and dances.
Secretary Duncan and Secretary Jewell will participate in a roundtable with tribal leaders and school officials at the 2013 Wyoming Native American Education Conference.
Peck Center, Central Wyoming College, 2660 Peck Ave., Riverton, Wyo.
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013
1 p.m. MT Roundtable
2 p.m. MT Press availability in Music wing of Peck Center
Secretary Duncan and Secretary Jewell will deliver remarks and participate in a youth basketball event at St. Stephens Indian School.
St. Stephens Indian School, 128 Mission Rd., St. Stephens, Wyo.
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013
2:25 p.m. MT
Secretary Duncan and Secretary Jewell will visit the Arapahoe School and take part in its Honoring Our Children ceremony and cultural performance.
Arapahoe School, 445 Little Wind River Bottom Rd., Arapahoe, Wyo.